UK government raises statutory legacy in England and Wales

The UK government laid a statutory instrument on 15 January 2020, which increases the net sum that a surviving spouse or civil partner is entitled to receive in England and Wales where a person dies intestate leaving issue (children). The new legacy has been increased from GBP250,000 to GBP270,000, and will come into force on… Read More UK government raises statutory legacy in England and Wales

Government changes E&W probate procedure without consultation

This Blog was updated on 26/11/2018 – for latest developments, please see the update at the end of the article below. The government has announced amendments to the procedure for applying for probate in England and Wales, with less than a month’s notice. The Statutory Instrument (The Non-Contentious Probate (Amendment) Rules 2018) will come into… Read More Government changes E&W probate procedure without consultation